The Red Sox only had the one pick on the first day of the MLB draft, bringing in Arkansas center fielder Andrew Benintendi with the seventh-overall pick. The second day was far more eventful for Boston, since it featured rounds three through 10, meaning Boston made eight different selections. They were fairly eclectic, too, as the Sox got a mix of college hitters, college pitchers, a high school arm and position player, and seniors who should sign below-slot deals.
We've got reports on all of them, and rather than have you chase them around a site that has admittedly been busy today, we collected them all for you here in this one convenient location. Not only are there quotes from scouting reports in these reports, but in most of them, there are also videos of the (potential) newest members of the Red Sox organization.
Round 3: Austin Rei, C
The Red Sox drafted one of the top college catchers in the entire draft class with their second pick of 2015. Rei received praise both for his bat and his work and potential behind the plate, so expect him to stay there even after going pro.
Round 4: Tate Matheny, OF
Tate is the son of Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny, and his scouting report is almost too good to be true: he sounds like a Cardinal even though he's not playing for them, as it's a lot of "plays above his tools" and the like. He could be a fun player to watch.
Round 5: Jagger Rusconi, CF
Rusconi was a high school shortstop whom the Red Sox drafted as a center fielder, but the expectation is that he's a big-league regular if he becomes a second baseman, where his bat is probably a fit. He's a potential below-slot guy, even with the commitment to college.
Round 6: Travis Lakins, RHP
Lakins profiles as a reliever given his problems with his command and the need to choose one breaking ball over the other. That's not a bad thing, though, especially if his velocity stays in the mid-90s with the move.
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Round 7: Ben Taylor, RHP
Taylor is probably a relief prospect, especially since he struck out 68 batters in 42-2/3 innings as a college senior this spring. The Red Sox will use him as a starter at first, though, as they tend to do with just about every pitching prospect they draft. Whereas Rusconi is possibly a below-slot draft pick, Taylor seems like a definite as a senior.
Round 8: Logan Allen, LHP
Allen is the top pitching prospect the Sox have drafted to this point, as he ranked 128th on Baseball America's top-500, and fell this far in the draft thanks to a commitment to South Carolina. The money the Red Sox are able to move around in their draft budget from the seniors they picked might be what helps them ink Allen, who will probably need more than his $175,100 slot value to stick around.
Round 9: Tucker Tubbs, 1B
Tubbs was an obvious below-slot move by the Sox, as the MLB analysts assigned to know all these kids had no idea who he was when his name was called. He hit for a lot of power as a senior, though, so maybe there is more than just a fun name and a discount here.
Round 10: Mitchell Gunsolus, 3B
This draft does not lack in great names, and Gunsolus even doubles as being an actual prospect. He's not a third baseman in the long run most likely, but he's got some pop, and is more than just a discounted senior.
That's a wrap on day two. Day three begins on Wednesday, once again viewable on MLB.com, and will cover rounds 11 through 40.